Guest lecture on Technological advancement and business acumen in today’s competitive landscape.

SIIB Auditorium |13th September, 2023 | 3:00-4:30pm

MBA-IB, AB & E&E | Batch 2023-25 | Participants – 150+

Panellist’s Name and Designation: Mr. Manoranjan Manish, CEO, Viacom 18 India LLP

On 13th September 2023, MBA students of the batch 2023-25 attended a guest lecture by Mr. Manoranjan Manish, the CEO of Viacom India LLP, on “Technological advancement and business acumen in today’s competitive landscape.” Mr. Manoranjan commenced the session by highlighting the remarkable progress in India’s technology landscape. Key innovations such as the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and the development of supercomputers were emblematic of India’s rapid technological strides. These advancements showcased India’s potential to lead in the global technology arena.

Drawing parallels with history, the speaker noted that apprehensions surrounding new technology have always been present. When computers were first introduced, scepticism abounded due to uncertainties about their impact. However, early adopters of technology often emerge as leaders, while laggards fall behind. The example of Devang Mehta’s role in revolutionising the IT sector in India served as an inspiring testament to the transformative power of technology.

The speaker emphasized that history was repeating itself with the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and working alongside AI was the only viable path forward.

The speaker addressed the student audience, urging them to focus on the opportunities in the rapidly changing world. He challenged them to ponder their preparedness for this new world and stressed the importance of adapting and evolving with technology to survive and thrive. The speaker highlighted the significance of “jumping on the trend” and mentioned that students, armed with IT backgrounds and market awareness, were indeed the future of India.

The session provided valuable insights into the promising future of India, driven by technology and innovation. It encouraged individuals to actively participate in this transformation by staying informed, being adaptable, and contributing positively to their chosen fields. The speaker’s message was clear: India’s bright future depends on each individual’s commitment to embracing change and innovation.

The session delved into the importance of branding in shaping global perception. India, historically, had not been well-branded on the global stage. However, with the rise of the IT sector, India began to establish itself as a technological powerhouse, altering global perceptions positively.

The session concluded with an anthem song that urged everyone to “bring India back to the game,” encapsulating the collective enthusiasm for India’s potential.

Key takeaways:

The session was very interactive. It seemed like a story filled with practical knowledge of the entrepreneurial world.

                                                                                                                                                      – Sanya Pareek (MBA – E&E 2023-25)

 The session was unique and really interesting. We thought out of the box and gained a different perspective on how the world runs and what we can apply today to get an edge in the future.

                                                                                                                                          – Siddharth Bhargava (MBA – AB 2023-25)

 The session was engaging and informative. We learned many things that take place in the corporate world and how we can shape ourselves according to the requirements of the changing world and have a never-giving-up attitude.

                                                                                                                                                          -Khushi Rani (MBA – IB 2023-25)